It was the New York Jets, not the Washington Redskins, who traded up to get Mark Sanchez. The USC quarterback put on a Jets cap even before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that he had been drafted by the Jets following a swap of first-round picks with the Cleveland Browns (No. 17, a second-rounder, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, defensive back Abram Elam and quarterback Brett Ratliff for No. 5).
Now it’s up to incumbent Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell to deliver a big-time season this fall. That way, Campbell, whose contract expires after the season, will earn a huge payday in March from Washington or another team.
— David Elfin